Sarah Huckabee Sanders fires back at Thanksgiving pie sketicism

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is firing back after being accused of tweeting a stock photo of a pie.

The controversy, now dubbed #piegate, started with Sanders’ Thursday tweet in which she included an image of a beautiful pie along with the message, “I dont cook much these days, but managed this Chocolate Pecan Pie for Thanksgiving at the family farm!”

Many Twitter users reacted with skepticism, including White House reporter April Ryan.

“Show it to us on a table,” Ryan wrote. “I am not trying to be funny but folks are already saying #piegate and #fakepie. Show it to us on the table with folks eating it and a pic of you cooking it. I am getting the biggest laugh out of this. I am thankful for this laugh on Black Friday!”

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted a picture of a pie on Thanksgiving, causing quite a stir over whether it was really baked by her or not...
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April Ryan CNN questions Sarah Sanders about a pecan pie. And CNN pays this woman a salary?
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Leaving this here for full disclosure. I was fooled, don’t be. I did read the thread, before Tweeting to check. S… https://t.co/Bp200iNl4v
.@AprilDRyan’s charge that Sarah Sanders tweeted a fake Thanksgiving pie proves truth never takes a holiday https://t.co/XvGnnEQvcc
@AprilDRyan All these posts about Sarah Sanders and pie show how infantile the press has become
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“I cook and bake all the time, she didn’t bake this. No way she made this perfectly appointed pie. Done by a professional,” someone else tweeted.

However, Sanders also had plenty of support, with journalist Yashar Ali tweeting, “I don’t know why people keep saying this is a stock image when it’s not. A simple google image search would have solved this for you.”

And the press secretary stood her ground in a follow-up post.

“Don’t worry @AprilDRyan because I’m nice I’ll bake one for you next week #RealPie #FakeNews,” Sanders wrote in her response to Ryan.

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